Oil Production in North Dakota Increasing

Ness says a task force is being convened to help speed up infrastructure development

  NORTH DAKOTA — Oil production in North Dakota is increasing amid rebounding oil prices and technology advances. But officials say the infrastructure needed to capture the natural gas byproduct isn’t keeping up. North Dakota Petroleum Council President Ron Ness says some oil drillers are cutting output to meet gas capture rules so they won’t be sanctioned by the state….

Statewide Text 911 Service Now Online in Minnesota

Dispatchers at all of the state's 104 dispatch centers have been trained on the technology

  MINNESOTA — A statewide service allowing Minnesotans to send a text message to 911 during an emergency is up and running. “Text-To-911” will be especially beneficial for people who are deaf or unable to speak during a crime. To use the service, a person would type 911 in the number field and then type the nature of the emergency…

Senator Hoeven Stresses the Importance of Tech Entrepreneurs to State’s Economy

The senator gave a highlight speech to those in attendance at the One Million Cups Reunion event at the Island Park Stage Theater

FARGO, N.D. — Senator John Hoeven stopped in Fargo to highlight the need for business entrepreneurs in North Dakota’s economy. Hoeven was the spotlight speaker at the One Million Cups Reunion at the Island Park Stage. The crowd inside the Stage Theater heard success stories from the area’s small business owners. Hoeven stressed how young entrepreneurs and small businesses can…

Emerging Prarie Holds First-Ever Cultivate Conference

the whole day was dedicated to agriculture and technology

FARGO, ND — The two worlds of agriculture and technology collided at Emerging Prairie’s first ever “Cultivate” conference. Speakers from every sector of agricultural technology had the chance to share their ideas about the industry. They discussed ideas about precision agriculture and ways technology can be enhanced to help farmers in their daily tasks. Emerging Prairie hosted the conference to provide…

Local U.S. Army Soldiers Return Home from Overseas

Even from the other side of the world, Nelson was able to see Nolan's first steps

FARGO, ND — Fargo is welcoming home Matt Nelson, a soldier in the U.S. Army. Nelson spent the last 10 months overseas in Afghanistan and although this was his third deployment, he says this one was the most difficult because he was leaving behind his six month old son, Nolan. Nelson says he’s especially thankful for technology, such as Facetime…

Altru Health System to Build “21st Century Hospital”

The specifics of the new hospital are still being determined

  GRAND FORKS, ND — Altru Health System is making a major investment in new facilities and new technologies in Grand Forks. They have announced plans to invest over $250 million for what they call a “brand new 21st century hospital”, expand clinic services and cutting-edge surgical and emergency services. The president of Altru, Dr. Eric Lunn, said the structural…

UND Students Free After Simulation of Two-Week Mars Mission

This was the university's fourth mission in its NASA-funded Inflatable Lunar-Mars Habitat project

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Students at UND disembarked from another in a string of missions orchestrated by the university to test the latest in space technology. The students lived in a self–contained environment meant to represent living conditions astronauts could face on a mission to Mars. UND simulates what life would be like living on Mars through their Inflatable Lunar–Mars…

Sundog Holds Second Annual Block Party in Support of the United Way

Sundog is a marketing and technology company based in Fargo.

FARGO, ND — People had the chance to enjoy a little grilling and support the United Way in the process. For $5, people could get some brats, burgers and chips at Sundog Interactive’s second annual block party to support United Way. Sundog is a marketing and technology company based in Fargo. The block party is only one part of the…

Governor Burgum Announces Task Force for Public Education System

Burgum says changes are needed in how the state's students are instructed

  BISMARCK, ND — Gov. Burgum is setting up a new task force aimed at improving North Dakota’s public education system. The Innovative Education Task Force will identify new, creative teaching methods and make recommendations to the governor and Legislature. Burgum says changes are needed in how the state’s students are instructed to meet the needs of the 21st century…

2017 State of Technology Conference in Fargo

"Our goal is to make the Fargo metro area and the Red River Valley, an absolute hub for technology entrepreneurship."

FARGO, ND — Senator John Hoeven is hosting the 2017 State of Technology Conference in Fargo. “When people talk about hot spots for technology, growth and development, innovation, new startups, we want them talking about Fargo”, Sen. Hoeven said. The annual State of Technology Conference serves as a catalyst for new transformation and investment in North Dakota. This year, Senator…